On october 19, 1781 the British army surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia. Although the treaty had yet to be signed, American independence had been accomplished. The Patriots had pulled off the most improvable upset by defeating the most powerful military of the day. Although the British had more troops, were highly trained, had more supplies, and a strong navy, the Patriots prevailed. Under the leadership of George Washington along with technological advancements in weaponry, aid from foreign allies, new fighting techniques, coupled with medical innovations and an extensive spy ring, a new nation is born.
The Continental Army’s choice of George Washington as their leader of the continental army was critical in ensuring the United States’ victory. While many in the colonies wanted freedom from Britain that was not the case for everyone. Individuals’ motives were largely location dependant. The Battle of Saratoga proved to be pivotal in ensuring the United States’ victory against British forces.
Against tremendous odds, George Washington defeated Lord Cornwallis’ mighty troops, which led to the establishment of a new independent nation. It was Washington’s foreign allies, better leadership and motivation that set the Colonial Army up to succeed. Without the brave 21 year old leader George Washington, there is no way the colonies could have won the war.
When war begin in 1775, it seemed clear that Britain would win. It had a large, well-organized land army, and the Royal Navy had no chance on the sea. Many of the British troops in the Revolutionary War were veterans who had fought in the French and Indian War. On the other hand, the Americans had only a collection of undisciplined militiamen who had never fought before. The American navy was small and no match for the thousand ships in the royal fleet.When George Washington stepped into the people who were fighting against British became a actual army which succeed with George Washington help but it wasn't looking so good so it favored Britain. Nonetheless, the Americans believed that they did have a strong chance of success. They had a lot at stake: unlike the British, they were fighting on their home ground protect their own homes and families. though most Americans had no previous military experience, their militia units were usually close bands of men, often neighbors, who served together in defense of their own homes. They elected their own officers,usually men who did have some military training but who also knew the place well. This native officer division was a great source of strength, and as a result, American confidence was generally higher than enthusiasm
But the British was not listening to their calls for changes in their government. This is how the idea of the minutemen came about and it was created to defend themselves against the British militaries. The minutemen were supporter of the Sons of Liberty and at any time would run out to the field with a gun of some sort and a bucket and defend themselves against any emergency. On the night of April of 1775 British troopers marched into Concord to seize military equipment that the Sons of Liberty were smuggling in. When the British came across the minutemen and the first shot was fired and which side shot first is still a mystery. This shot is known as “The shot heard around the World.” After this moment it was known that relations between the British and the Colonials could not be the same as it was
Concord followed, the colonists lost and King George iii was already declaring victory. Then a year or 2 later, the colonists had lost yet another battle after a year of winning very little battles, but George Washington had came up with a plan. He was going to surprise attack Trenton, New Jersey, the night of Christmas Eve, and attack King George’s german mercenaries who were camped there. After they surprise attacked Trenton and won, King George became doubtful that he would win. Sure enough, after the winter of 1777 (a hard winter for the colonists that made King George iii rethink his doubt), France joined the patriots as their ally and helped them in the war. For the last big battle for independence, the Patriots and their ally, France,
In the first battle Henry fights along with all the soldiers because the captain told the regiment to hold the line as the enemy tried to push them off the land. He fought with his regiment and had won the battle.
LEXINGTON and CONCORD, MA- In yesterday’s early hours, a force of British regulars, commanded by General Thomas Gage, marched out of Boston searching for a weapons cache in the town of Concord. These troops met a little resistance in Lexington on their way through. When getting to Concord, the Royal Forces found few arms, but found a force of Minutemen awaiting them. These Minutemen chased the regulars all the way back to Boston, all while the Minutemen’s numbers steadily grew. The Minutemen had been warned of the surprise raid by the efforts of three riders that had set out from Boston ahead of the regulars. This was instrumental in the Minutemen’s victory because the regulars were not expecting that anyone would have enough time to organize resistance since this was supposed to be a surprise raid.
“1776” is a story of war. This book chronicles the year 1776 and the different battles that took place during the year. Instead of exploring the political changes the year oversaw, Pulitzer Prize winner, David McCullough explores in a different perspective on the battles that occurred during the year. From battle strategies, to the lives of Major Generals, McCullough takes you through the story in a more realistic and factual perspective. “1776” offers an intimate look into the military aspects of the revolutionary war which creates a more lively and engaging literature. McCullough opens the book in London, where King George III appears on behalf of his people to announce war with the North American colonies. American patriots sought to overthrow British government that overexerted its power and pressed the American colonists, which manifested in the former taxes and troops. The American colonists began to protest and riot, which increased tension, eventually leading to the Battle of Lexington and Concord,
They won the war at sara troops and because they won the british started planning their next battle.General goerge washington commanding a force of 17,000 french and continental troops in a siege known as the battle of yorktown against british general lord charles with the british have around nine thousand men.In a stroke of luck for the patriots the french fleet commanded by Francois departed for the chesapeake bay,at his base the united states was seen as a free independent state eight years after the war ended.Williamburgs-troops joind up with marquis de lafyette and marched torwards yorktown.Cornwallis tried to attack,was beaten back by the French and Americans and he relized that if he didnt surrender his army would be completly gone.Cornwallis surrendered on October 19th which ended the final battle of the Revolutionary War
The Minutemen and Their World by Robert Gross tells the story of the common man in Concord, Massachusetts before and after April 19, 1775. The book offers a glimpse of the people’s lives during the colonial period, creating a context for the American Revolution through social history and the settlers’ ordinary lives before the fateful “shot heard around the world.” Gross shows how the town of Concord majorly changed; he depicts the life of the people to show the bigger picture of the American Revolution as it affected not only the lives of the militiamen and delegates, but the ordinary townspeople as well. Gross argues that as the battle for independence began, it had a significant impact on the Revolution as it transformed from a quiet country town into an important revolutionary hub.
French citizens to revolt against the French Monarchy. During the revolution, Napoleon made a name for himself through the military. On October 3, a rebellion broke out against the National Convention in Paris. Bonaparte took command of the forces given the task of defending the Convention in the Tuileries Palace. Napoleon knew artillery would play a major role in protecting the Convention. He ordered a cavalry officer to seize several large cannons and to use them to repel the attackers. Napoleon successfully repelled the attackers and gained fame, wealth and the notice of government due to the victory. He was promoted and given the command of the Army of Italy. While commanding the Italian campaign, Napoleon showed a high intelligence for
Napoleon was sent in 1779, to the College of Autun in Burgundy, France, along with his older brother Joseph. Napoleon later transferred to the College of Brienne. By 1785 Napoleon was a second lieutenant in the French army, but he frequently returned to Corsica. After Paoli became victorious, he turned against Napoleon and his family, forcing them to return back to France. Napoleon then decided to have a career in the army there. The French Revolution, a movement to overthrow King Louis XVI, had started. When he returned from Corsica, Napoleon won a promotion by helping in the defeat of the British and regaining the territory for France, thus making a name for
It was 1775 john and Sarah who were farmers who had two petite sons they lived near the city of Luxington. John nervously paced the room until he started shouting “taxes taxes taxes on everything! what is King George doing? And his blasted redcoats are everywhere! Adam and Handcock are right we need to store arms up to protect ourselves.” He exclaimed, his wife Sarah replied “do you think it will come to war” “I hope not but we must be prepared I’ve joined the minute men who are hiding ammunition in concord we will be ready to fight if we need to.”
This is the tale of some of the greatest heroes of the American Revolution. The first hero is Paul Revere. On April 19, 1775, he heard the news of what the British had planned. General Gage of the British army was going to send troops to Lexington to capture Sam Adams and John Hancock. Paul Revere knew he had to do something. He got on his horse and went on a midnight ride threw the colonies. He yelled “The British Regulars are coming!” During his whole ride and told people “One if by land, two if by sea!” Meaning that they should look at the lighthouse to see how many lanterns are lit up. On the way to Lexington to save Sam Adams and John Hancock he was stopped by British soldiers on horses. They asked him where he was going and he told them he was going to warn the people of the regulars that were coming. They thought that their army was too powerful and that it didn’t matter if the colonists knew that they were coming. So, they let him go. When he got to Lexington the Regulars weren’t there yet. He found John Hancock and Sam Adams and knocked on their door. Someone came down and asked what he was doing there. He told them to pack their bags and get out of Lexington. After that he rode on. He soon realized that he should go back and check on them so he doubled back and knocked on the door. They answered and hadn’t done anything. He stayed there until they left. They rode on and soon realised that they forgot their smoked fish from the night before. After they had returned